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Clare Atzema

Senior Core Scientist (Full Status)

ICES Affiliation
  • ICES Central
  • Cardiovascular Research Program


Tilley Creary, Research Administrative Assistant, 416-480-4055


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  • FRCPC, University of Toronto
  • MSc, Clinical Epidemiology, University of Toronto
  • MD, University of British Columbia
  • BA, Simon Fraser University

Research Focus

  • Emergency medicine
  • Health care delivery
  • Cardiovascular disorders

Other Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Emergency Physician, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Recent ICES Grants

Recent Awards & Recognition

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Personnel Award Competition New Investigator Awards

    2013: Barnett Scholarship awarded to Dr. Clare Atzema for Atrial fibrillation in the emergency room, the AFTER study.

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation Grant-In-Aid Competition

    2013: Awarded to Dr. Clare Atzema for Follow-up care after a visit to the emergency department: assessing the frequency and timeliness in patients with chronic cardiovascular diseases.

  • Young Investigator Award

    2012: Awarded to Dr. Clare Atzema by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society for outstanding achievements in clinical science activities related to cardiovascular disease.

Recent ICES Publications

Association of neighborhood-level material deprivation with atrial fibrillation care in a single-payer health care system: a population-based cohort study

Abdel-Qadir H, Akioyamen LE, Fang J, Pang A, Ha ACT, Jackevicius CA, Alter DA, Austin PC, Atzema CL, Bhatia RS, Booth GL, Johnston S, Dhalla I, Kapral MK, Krumholz HM, McNaughton CD, Roifman I, Tu K, Udell JA, Wijeysundera HC, Ko DT, Schull MJ. Lee DS. Circulation. 2022; 146(3):159-71. Epub 2022 Jun 9. DOI:

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